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Champions Square (4p.m.)
Raise ALS awareness with a fest
Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz
House of Blues, 7p.m.
Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.
Spotted Cat, 10p.m.
Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Blue Nile 8p.m.
Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)
Smothered & Others
John Schneider Talks Filmmaking
Actor/Director/Writer John Schneider does a mean Christopher Walken impression. The man who described himself “a Westchester County boy” (outside of New York City), slipped into Walken's voice, mimicking his interviewer’s snobby elocution. And the impersonation is spot-on. Schneider, the man, quickly turns out to be far, far more complex and insightful than the TV roles that made him famous.
The Envelope Tease: NOFF Announces Winners
On Sunday (10.19), the New Orleans Film Festival announced the 2014 award winners. Top prize went to Thom Southerland’s Proud Citizen. Louisiana documentary darling, 61 Bullets, took home the Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature while sparking debate about Huey P. Long’s assassination. Click through for a full list of winners.
Today in NOLA: 10.20.14
After a busy festival weekend and demoralizing Saints game, take in a film screening or author lecture at one of the city’s many cultural outlets. Many of tonight’s topics center on life in contemporary Louisiana, whether it be state’s rapidly eroding coast or the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010.
NO Film Fest Lagniappe: Events for 10.19.14
By Jason Raymond
Having opened with its red-carpet screening and gala reception Thursday night, the New Orleans Film Festival offers plenty of receptions and events along wiht the actual films. Here are some things to check out today.
NOFF: Filmmaker Garret Bradley's Below Dreams
By Jason Rayond
Many younger filmmakers come to the New Orleans Film Festival looking for their first real recognition, filmmake and /artist Garrett Bradley isn’t one of them. She premiered her first narrative feature, Below Dreams, this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmaker Magazine and The New York Times both ran stories about her work. Below Dreams received a warm critical reception. Tonight, Below Dreams will screen at the Joy Theater as part of the New Orleans Film Festival at 8:30p.m. looking for less for a breakthrough in exposure and more for an emotional breakthrough.
NOFF: Revisiting the Death of Louisiana’s Kingfish in 61 Bullets
“It’s an inherited story,” says Producer Yvonne Boudreaux about the documentary film 61 Bullets. “My great uncle, Dr. Carl Weiss, supposedly, allegedly assassinated Huey P. Long, the Governor and Senator of Louisiana in 1935.”
NOFF: The Last Kamikazes of Metal
By Jason Raymond
Last year filmmakers Biliana and Marina Grozdanova worked as volunteers with the New Orleans Film Festival. This year, the duo returned to NOFF to screen their latest music documentary. The Last Kamikazis of Heavy Metal follows the story of the Chicago band Hessler.
Clap Board: New Orleans Film Festival Set to Start
By Jason Raymond
Everyone, take ten. It's time for Holllywood South to break from shooting and watch some movies. The 25th annual New Orleans Film Festival opens October 16th at the Civic Theater with a screening of Black and White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.
Film Review: Good Vibrations
By Jason Raymond
If you wonder why I’m so critical of American cinema, it’s because they don’t make films like Good Vibrations anymore. I don’t particularly need a movie to transcend to a work of art, but it would be nice to occasionally see something original. Developed characters, conflict that isn’t always resolved through violence, and smart composition go along way. Good Vibrations is fun to watch because it delivers on all these criteria.
Film Review: 20,000 Days On Earth
Let me confess that I'm not a fan of Nick Cave's music nor have I read any of his books. I did see and like The Proposition , which he wrote. Does that make a difference when enduring 20,000 Days on Earth? I found myself several times thinking about Pink Floyd, whose music I have known since The Wall. Would I enjoy watching this film if Roger Waters or David Gilmour had made it and not Nick Cave?
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz
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